Why The Bruins Will Win The Cup

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Opinion editorial by WBZ NewsRadio political analyst Jon Keller

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Full disclosure, I recorded this commentary last night before the Bruins game even started because I didn't want to stay up until 11 p.m. to do it.

When you're older, you'll understand why.

But whether the Bruins won or lost last night, I am still picking them to return the Cup to its rightful home. Let me count the reasons why:

  1. Statistics don't lie. And the Bruins are the superior team in every major statistical category.
  2. Fan intensity. St. Louis is a great sports town, and one recent survey even rated them a better baseball city than Boston. I find that debatable, but even so, think of this series as a steel-cage match between the fan bases. Come on, the Bruins will win that one, even if we stake the Blues to a lion and a tiger.
  3. And the most profound factor—history. Yes, the Blues have gone 49 years since they even made the Cup final. Shouldn't they be the hungrier team?

Not necessarily. No one knows more about title droughts than Boston fans, and no amount of championships can erase that trauma.

So when I say we want the Cup, that is no idle request. It really means, we're taking the Cup. And there's nothing St. Louis can do about it.

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